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Systems Practice

Author: Ray Ison; Open University,
Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English
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It is now accepted that humans are changing the climate of the Earth and this is the most compelling amongst a long litany of reasons as to why, collectively, we have to change our ways of thinking and acting. Most people now recognise that we have to be capable of adapting quickly as new and uncertain circumstances emerge: this capability will need to exist at personal, group, community, regional, national and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Ison; Open University,
ISBN: 1849961247 9781849961240
OCLC Number: 990607991
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Box 7.1 Conditions for Assessing the Adequacy of Design of Any System of Interest
Description: 1 online resource (345 p.)
Contents: Systems Practice: How to Act in a Climate-Change World; Acknowledgements; Preface; References; Contents; Part I: Thinking and Acting Differently; Chapter 1: Introduction and Rationale; 1.1 Managing in a Climate That We Are Changing; 1.2 What Do We Do When We Do What We Do?; 1.3 Living in Language; 1.4 A Failure to Institutionalise 18; 1.5 Managing in a Co-evolutionary World 21; References; Part II: Systems Practice as Juggling; Chapter 2: Introducing Systems Practice; 2.1 Systems Thinking or Thinking Systemically; 2.2 Systems Thinking as a Social Dynamic 2.3 Exemplifying Systems Thinking as a Social DynamicReading 1; 2.4 Different Systems Lineages; 2.5 System or Situation?; References; Chapter 3: Making Choices About Situations and Systems; 3.1 Choices that Can Be Made; Reading 2; 3.1.1 OU Systems Course Definition of Systems; 3.2 Systems Practice as Process; 3.3 Practitioner, Framework, Method, Situation; 3.4 Bringing Forth Systems of Interest; 3.5 Systems Practice --
an 'Ideal Type'; References; Chapter 4: The Juggler: A Way to Understand Systems Practice; 4.1 Introduction of the Juggler; 4.2 An Example of Systems Practice as Juggling Reading 34.3 Reflecting on Reflections; References; Chapter 5: Juggling the B-Ball: Being a Systems Practitioner; 5.1 Accepting Different Explanations; 5.2 Being Aware of the Constraints and Possibilities of the Observer; 5.3 Understanding Understanding and Knowing Knowing; 5.3.1 Living Within a Network of Conversations; 5.3.2 Thinking and Acting Based on Our Tradition of Understanding; 5.3.3 Learning and Effective Action; 5.4 Being Ethical; Box 5.1 An Example of a Statement of Ethics 29; Background; An Ethical Agenda; 5.5 Constraints and Possibilities Associated with Our 'Being'30 5.5.1 Technology as Mediator of Our Being5.5.2 The Role of Social Technologies; 5.6 An Example of Juggling the B-Ball; References; Chapter 6: Juggling the E-Ball: Engaging with Situations; 6.1 Naming Our Experiences; 6.1.1 Naming Situations as 'Wicked Problems'; Box 6.1 Some features of wicked and tame problems; Wicked problems; Tame problems; Box 6.2 Practices for tackling wicked problems; 6.1.2 Naming Experiences in Similar Ways; Box 6.3 Some features of messes and difficulties; 6.2 The Trap of Reification; 6.2.1 Our Inescapable Relational Dynamic with 'Our World' 6.2.2 Making Distinctions and Living with Them6.2.3 Reflecting on the Practice of Practice; 6.2.4 Some Implications Arising from Neologising and Reifying; 6.3 Exemplifying Juggling the E-Ball; Reading 4; 6.4 Interpreting the Reading; References; Chapter 7: Juggling the C-Ball: Contextualising Systems Approaches; 7.1 What Is It to Contextualise?; 7.2 What Are Systems Approaches?; 7.3 Purposeful and Purposive Behaviour; 7.3.1 Appreciating the Place and Role of Learning and Knowing; 7.3.2 Juggling the C-Ball by Exploring Purpose

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It is now accepted that humans are changing the climate of the Earth and this is the most compelling amongst a long litany of reasons as to why, collectively, we have to change our ways of thinking and acting. Most people now recognise that we have to be capable of adapting quickly as new and uncertain circumstances emerge: this capability will need to exist at personal, group, community, regional, national and international levels, all at the same time. Systems Practice is structured into four parts. Part I introduces the societal need to move towards a more systemic and adaptive governance against the backdrop of human-induced climate change. Part II unpacks what is involved in systems practice by means of a juggler metaphor; examining situations where systems thinking offers useful understanding and opportunities for change. Part III identifies the main factors that constrain the uptake of systems practice and makes the case for innovation in practice by means of systemic inquiry, systemic action research and systemic intervention. The book concludes with Part IV, which critically examines how systems practice is, or might be, utilised at different levels from the personal to the societal. The development of our capabilities to think and act systemically is an urgent priority and Systems Practice aims to show how to do systems thinking and translate that thinking into praxis (theory informed practical action) which will be welcomed by those managing in situations of complexity and uncertainty across all domains of professional and personal concern.

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